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Chris Dutton is a sporters reporter at The Canberra Times.

Rock legend teams up with Raiders

Chris Dutton Rock legend Flea has jumped on the Green Machine bandwagon ahead of the NRL season after Canberra Raiders fan Nick Risteski presented the Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player with a jersey at Moruya...

Union

ACT Brumbies will try to lure George Smith after David Pocock's injury

George Smith.

Chris Dutton The Brumbies will call Australian rugby great George Smith in the coming days to gauge his interest.

League and Union

ACT Brumbies and Canberra Raiders in rare double billing

Joining forces: The Brumbies and Raiders will both play at Canberra Stadium this weekend.

Chris Dutton They're joining forces for a $10 super ticket but the Brumbies and Raiders would prefer to avoid cross-code clashes.

Ticket bungle

ACT Brumbies and Western Giants in peace offer to fans for ticket bungle

SPORT: University of Canberra Brumbies v Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Pic shows the crowd lining up to get in. 22nd February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies and Greater Western Sydney have been forced to offer compensation to fans following membership and ticket bungles just two days apart that took the gloss off the start of the...

Rugby League

Anthony Milford should commit to the Canberra Raiders: Wayne Bennett

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17:  Anthony Milford of the Raiders reacts after dropping the ball while attempting to score a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Canberra Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton NRL coaching guru Wayne Bennett hopes young Raiders star Anthony Milford commits to the Green Machine to stop Canberra's ''tragic loss'' of talented players and lift the club back to its glory days.

Q&A with Ricky Stuart and Stephen Larkham

Stephen Larkham and Ricky Stuart.

Chris Dutton Ricky Stuart and Stephen Larkham open up on their plans for 2014, their memories of the golden era and the pressures of the job.

League

Matt McIlwrick battles for hooking role

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17:  Matt McIlwrick of the Raiders looks on during the round two NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Skilled Park on March 17, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders hooker Matt McIlwrick concedes he will be on a modified training program for the rest of his career.

Rugby League

Sandor Earl 'has itch' to play sport again

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v Manly Warringah at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Raiders player Sandor Earl in action.  25th August 2013 .Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton Former Canberra Raiders winger Sandor Earl has ''the itch'' to play sport again and is keen to see if amateur clubs will allow him to do so while the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority decides...

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Union

Brumbies snookered by double-up with Raiders

31 January 2011, sport, story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Official announcement of a one-year sponsorship deal between The University of Canberra and ACT Brumbies at the university's Inspire Centre. Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan.

Chris Dutton NRL roadblocks, opposition team logistics and broadcast issues are set to end the ACT Brumbies' hopes of hosting a home Super Rugby final on a Saturday night next month.

League

Raiders need Ferguson: Shillington

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David Shillington during Raiders training today.
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Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Chris Dutton Canberra prop David Shillington says Blake Ferguson has earned the right to make an NRL comeback.

Rugby League

Players continue to deny role in Furner's sacking

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Lee Gaskin and Chris Dutton The Canberra Raiders senior players continue to deny they played a major role in the decision to sack coach David Furner despite admitting to meeting with board members earlier this week.

League

Dunemann quick to deal with upheaval

Sport- Raiders Caretaker coach Andrew Dunemann holds his first press conference in the role. Canberra times photo by Karleen Minney.  22nd August 2013.

Chris Dutton, Jon Tuxworth Interim Canberra Raiders coach Andrew Dunemann is adamant his team will not suffer from a week of turmoil.

Rugby League

Croker says Ferguson must win back respect

CANBERRA, ACT - JUNE 03:  Jason Croker of the Raiders looks to pass during the round 13 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Canberra Stadium June 3, 2006 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders legend Jason Croker has called on Blake Ferguson to prove he respects his teammates.

Raiders likely to snub Ferguson for rest of year as he plans exit strategy

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Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton Blake Ferguson's Canberra career appears to be over. The star centre seems to be on the outer with several teammates and the Raiders look desperate to repair the club's culture by taking a tough...

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League

'Dorguson' falls victim to changes

Sport. Blake Ferguson, returns to team training at the Raiders Bruce HQ. Team mate, Sandor Earl, at left.?July 23rd 2013 Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy.
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Chris Dutton The ''Dorguson'' bromance is over with Canberra winger Sandor Earl joining Blake Ferguson on the sideline.

Rugby League

Ferguson's Raiders days all but over

Blake Ferguson. Injured Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson at Erskineville Oval with Anthony Mundine and the Alexandria Rovers.
Thursday 22nd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Dutton Blake Ferguson's Canberra career appears over - the star centre is on the outer with several teammates and the Raiders are desperate to repair the club's culture by taking a tough stance on player...

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Teammates prepare to mourn both Ferguson and 'Dorguson'

Interim coach Andrew Dunemann, and Blake Ferguson and Sandor Earl.

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders players are resigned to never again playing with wayward star Blake Ferguson and Josh McCrone says the representative centre appears to have ‘‘chosen his path’’ for the future.

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League

Ferguson has 'chosen his path'

Blake Ferguson. Injured Canberra Raiders player Blake Ferguson at Erskineville Oval with Anthony Mundine and the Alexandria Rovers.
Thursday 22nd August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Chris Dutton Canberra Raiders players are resigned to never again playing with controversial star Blake Ferguson.

Rugby League

Henry the man to lead Raiders revival: Ryan

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26:  Neil Henry the coach of the Cowboys speaks to the media in the post match press conference t the end of the round 20 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 26, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton and Jon Tuxworth Rugby league coaching great Warren Ryan insists Neil Henry is the ''ideal'' man to lead the Canberra Raiders out of their darkest days.

League

Cornish debut in lap of gods … and NRL

20th September 2012, Story by Jon Tuxworth , Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch, Canberra Raiders Under 20's halfback Mitch Cornish is hoping to emulate the feat of the under 20's from 2008 with a grand final win

Chris Dutton Raiders plead with NRL to clear the way for under-20s star Mitch Cornish to make his first grade debut.